Author: Mike Pearson

  • Putting People First: The Essential Strategy for Success

    With the workplace continuing to evolve at a rapid pace, a fundamental question arises: Are companies truly embracing a people-first approach, and what does it really mean? In today’s tech-driven world, job-specific skills have long been the focus of recruitment and professional development efforts. However, a notable shift is underway, placing increasing emphasis on skills…

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    Putting People First: The Essential Strategy for Success
  • Shifting Sands, Solid Foundation: HR’s Blueprint for Change Resilience

    By Mike Pearson In the throes of the modern workplace, where change is the only constant and burnout feels like an ever-present spectre, Human Resources finds itself at the forefront of a transformative movement. A crucial aspect of this transformation lies not only in making pivotal decisions for change but also in meticulously considering the…

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    Shifting Sands, Solid Foundation: HR’s Blueprint for Change Resilience
  • Start a ‘Ta-Da’ List Instead of a ‘To-Do’ List

    Ever experienced that familiar end-of-day frustration when you glance at your to-do list only to find it has mysteriously multiplied? The struggle to feel a genuine sense of accomplishment in your workday becomes even more challenging. Traditional to-do lists, a hallmark of many people’s productivity practices, can quickly transform from helpful tools to overwhelming burdens.…

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    Start a ‘Ta-Da’ List Instead of a ‘To-Do’ List
  • Why 2024 should be the year we stop saying ‘Human Resources’  

    By Katie Jacobs For all the value it delivers to organisations, is there a more poorly named function than HR? In an era where people crave more than ever to be seen and treated as individuals, to describe them as merely ‘Resources’, working to maximise the fortunes of the company, can leave a bad taste.…

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    Why 2024 should be the year we stop saying ‘Human Resources’  
  • Why human leadership is good for people and the planet

    By Katie Jacobs From extreme weather events to the cost-of-living crisis, the case for business leaders to take environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues seriously has never been clearer. But with so many competing priorities on the table – global economic and political instability for one – it can be tempting to let ESG slip…

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    Why human leadership is good for people and the planet
  • How human leaders create more inclusive cultures

    By Katie Jacobs Wherever you live and work in the world, it’s likely the society around you is becoming more diverse, driven by factors like globalisation, immigration and the increasing accessibility of travel. But while our communities and workplaces may be becoming more diverse, that doesn’t automatically play out into greater levels of inclusion. People…

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    How human leaders create more inclusive cultures
  • Embracing change and challenge: Building a growth mindset

    By Katie Jacobs Without meaning to get anyone reading this too depressed, there’s a lot going on in the world right now that can make it hard to remain mentally strong. Financial insecurities for many, the destablishing speed to technological change (will I be replaced by a robot?), and a barrage of worrying headlines, from…

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    Embracing change and challenge: Building a growth mindset
  • Banking in the age of uncertainty: how can human leaders make a difference?

    By Richard Nicholson In the ever-changing world of banking, leaders have a crucial role to play. By prioritising their teams and fostering a people-first culture, they can drive productivity and help navigate uncertainty. But can it really be that easy? We all know the challenges faced by leaders are plentiful: reducing costs, preparing for long-term…

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    Banking in the age of uncertainty: how can human leaders make a difference?
  • Five ways to balance performance and wellbeing

    By Katie Jacobs It would be hard to find an organisation today that doesn’t at least ‘talk the talk’ on the importance of wellbeing. After all, there’s no shortage of evidence that wellbeing IS a business issue. Take research from Deloitte, for instance, that found for every £1 employers invest in supporting their people’s mental…

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    Five ways to balance performance and wellbeing
  • Creating the conditions for inclusive conversations

    By Katie Jacobs What do leaders need to focus on to succeed in today’s challenging work environment? According to 90% of HR leaders surveyed by Gartner, it’s not finances, strategy or operational excellence – although we aren’t for a moment suggesting you completely forget about these. It’s the more human aspects of leadership that make…

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    Creating the conditions for inclusive conversations